One of the hardest things for a believer is to trust in God when you don’t see the outcome.
Nobody enjoys a season where they have to step back, remove themselves from the equation, and let God control it.
We have to learn to trust God with the results
We need to let God be God in our lives
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
God wants to be 1st in our lives, He wants us to put our confidence and trust into Him.
It is in our waiting period that we learn to trust God. He always comes through for us. People get upset when God doesn’t do what they expect Him to do.
John 11:1-6 (NLT) 1 A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. 2 This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. 3 So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, your dear friend is very sick.” 4 But when Jesus heard about it he said, “Lazarus’s sickness will not end in death. No, it happened for the glory of God so that the Son of God will receive glory from this.” 5 So although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, 6 He stayed where He was for the next two days.
Martha never asked Jesus to come, she expected Him to come and to come quickly. If Lazarus would of not died and then Jesus resurrected him God would not of received the ultimate glory. It showed His disciples that He could raise the dead.
The enemy will attack you with sickness, etc. but it is God who will take it and turn it around for your good.
Isaiah 30:18 (NKJV) Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Zechariah 2:13 (NLT) Be silent before the LORD, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.”
Just because Jesus makes you wait doesn’t mean He says no…
A quote from another pastor..
A waiting season is never a wasted season. A waiting season is where we grow…where we learn to trust God
2 Corinthians 1:20 (NLT) For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.
Sometimes there is a gap between the promise and the fulfillment.
We have to learn to trust God even when we don’t see Him working.
He is faithful… He can be taken at His word…
Trust in the LORD even if it does not make sense.
John 11:17-22 (NLT) When Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days. 18 Bethany was only a few miles down the road from Jerusalem, 19 and many of the people had come to console Martha and Mary in their loss. 20 When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.”
In your expectations leave room for God to do the extra-ordinary.
Ephesians 3:20 (TPT) Never doubt God's mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constant
Trust God with the results
John 11:23-25 (NLT) Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.” 25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.
We tend to put a period (as in the end of a sentence) where God puts a comma…(I’m going to continue to write) When our logic ends… God’s provision begins
1 Peter 5:6-7 (NLT) So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.